31 October 2011  |  St. Iames, Barbados



Nicole N. Aljoe, English, Northeastern University;

Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park;

Kristina Bross, English, Purdue University;

Brycchan Carey, Kingston University;

Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley;

Richard Frohock, Oklahoma State University;

Sean X. Goudie, Pennsylvania State University;
Io Anne Harris, Georgia Gwinnet College;

Toni Wall Iaudon, Hendrix College;
Thomas W. Krise, English, University of the Pacific;

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University;

Evelyn O'Callaghan, English, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill;

Carla Gardina Pestana, Miami University;

Karen N. Salt, University of Aberdeen;

David S. Shields, English, University ofSouth Carolina;

Cristobal Silva, Columbia University;

Cassander L. Smith, University ofAlabama;

Sue Thomas, La Trobe University;

Tim Watson, English, University of Miami;

Candace Ward, Florida State University;

Kelly Wisecup, University of North Texas

The meeting began at 1pm.

The group discussed a draft ofthe Constitution and Bylaws for the Early Caribbean
Society, which had been presented by Tom Krise. After several friendly amendments
to the documents, they were approved by a unanimous Vote.

Officers were then nominated and elected. Tom Krise was nominated for President;
Karen Salt was nominated for Vice-President; and Richard Frohock was nominated
for Secretary-Treasurer. All three officers were appointed by a unanimous vote.

The members directed the Secretary-Treasurer to open a bank account to facilitate
the management of Society funds.

Further plans for the Early Caribbean Society were discussed, including the location
for the next symposium. A majority of the members present expressed a desire to
attach the next symposium to the American Studies Association meeting planned for
November 2012 in San Iuan, Puerto Rico.


The meeting was adjourned at 2pm.